In this book, the author collects and discusses views and ideas of the ancient philosopher Aristotle which have psychological interest and compares them with today's theories. First, the soul-body problem is presented showing that Aristotle accepts a psychosomatic unity theorizing the human being in a holistic approach. Then the mental functions are described according to the aristotelian definitions, together with their interactions.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Soul–Body -- The soul–body problem (psyche–soma) -- Mental Functions -- Sense-perception -- Thought and judgement -- Volition (will) and psychomotor function -- Affect (mood) -- Memory -- Consciousness—dreams -- Nutrition and reproduction -- Formation of the Personality -- The gifts of Nature -- The effects of the environment -- The responsibility of one's Self -- Special characteristics according to age and gender -- Interpersonal Relations -- Family relations -- Friendship -- Erotic love -- Psychoanalytic Concepts and Aristotle's Psychology -- Some basic psychoanalytic concepts -- Narcissism—self-love -- Pleasure (hedone)